Off-duty CHP officer fatally shoots intruder at Redding home

REDDING, Calif. - An off-duty CHP officer shot a would-be intruder and held him at gunpoint until Redding Police officers could arrive. 

Officers were first dispatched to the 800 block of Country Oak drive early Sunday morning, after getting a report of a subject prowling and attempting to get into a residence through a back door. Officers arrived at the home, spoke to the homeowner, but were unable to find any suspect. 

While in the area, SHASCOM got another report of a subject trying to kick in the front door of a home in the 400 block of Country Oak Drive. The caller said that the homeowner was an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer and he had shot the intruder who was attempting to break in. 

Officers arrived on scene and found the off-duty California Highway Patrol Officer inside of his residence while he was still holding the suspect at gunpoint.

The suspect had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital where he died because of his injuries. 

The suspect's identity has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin. Officials reported that investigation is ongoing and the identity of the off-duty California Highway Patrol Officer is not being released at this time.

Anyone with information can contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

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